As the daylight began to fade and evening approached, Angela announced the theme of the night, "courage over comfort." She explained that it can be easy to stay in our comfort zone, but in order to step into our greatness, sometimes it means being courageous enough to leave the comfortable place we are in. And then she opened up our story sharing session with sharing her own personal secrets, leading into a technique called "reflection mirror.” The intention ➡️ to deepen our confidence through vulnerability, to release, to heal, while still leading with our heart and to be a better listener.
A sense of love, connection and grace radiated through every woman as they either shared or listened. There were stories of pain, hardship, suffering, regret, and grief which all lead to resilience and ultimately the path towards self love. And at the perfect moment, a light drizzle passed by. It was almost as if the Universe decided to be a part of our cleansing process, shedding away the pain from these old stories some of us have been carrying since our early childhood.
At about 8:00PM, I looked up at the night sky. The stars were sparkling and our circle of women turned from new or old friendships to a tribe of women we can now call our soul sisters. I kept hearing in my heart and also externally from the women around me, "I don't feel so alone anymore."
Soon our soul circle came to a close and a sense of deep gratitude came over me. I left that evening, feeling inspired and excited to continue hosting more women gatherings to provide a safe space for more women to release and connect.
This was an experience that reminded me of how important it is for women to get together and more so, the power of having a soul sister. As women, we have a natural tendency to want to support, nurture, comfort and love. And when we gather together in a safe space, share, and raise each other up, amazing things happen. We inspire each other to choose courage over comfort, stepping into our true greatness.